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Articles from March 1998

Pricing Clinic - Discounting

By Jim Pickerell | 1680 Words | Posted 3/20/1998 | Comments
Major agencies are discounting prices so their fees for small usages come much closer to royalty free prices. Small and medium size agencies are struggling to find a way to deal with this price cutting. This ''Pricing Clinic'' article offers one possible solution.

NAFP Wins Half a Loaf

By Jim Pickerell | 1966 Words | Posted 3/20/1998 | Comments
Freelance photographers working for Associated Press have had a partial victory in their battle with the news agency.

March 1998 - Selling Stock

By Jim Pickerell | 4537 Words | Posted 3/10/1998 | Comments
This issue contains: Photographer Survey Results, Selling On Web, New Life for Niche Marketers, Textbooks In Your Future, Textbook Market Guide, Corbis Buys Digital Stock, and Tasini & Geographic Updates.

New Life for Niche Marketers

By Jim Pickerell | 3167 Words | Posted 3/6/1998 | Comments
In this brave new world ''niche'' marketers as the big agencies focus selling to the advertising market and stop accepting the kinds of images that many ''niche'' users need.

Corbis Buys Digital Stock

By Jim Pickerell | 882 Words | Posted 3/6/1998 | Comments
Corbis has moved into the Royalty Free market with the purchase of Digital Stock Corporation. This move raises more questions than it answers, chief among them ''Where is Corbis headed?''

Textbooks in Your Future

By Jim Pickerell | 1666 Words | Posted 3/6/1998 | Comments
The textbook market is a major source of income for many photographers, but it is also a niche given the kind of images it needs and the expertise often required to properly research a request. See where selling to this market is headed.

Selling On The Web

By Jim Pickerell | 282 Words | Posted 3/6/1998 | Comments
If you think the WEB is going to let you deal directly with clients and you won't need an agent any more, this story will give you some things to think about.

Legal Actions - Tasini & Geo Update

By Jim Pickerell | 494 Words | Posted 3/6/1998 | Comments
The battle for rights marches on with new information about the Tasini appeal and National Geographic.

Textbook Market Guide

By Jim Pickerell | 247 Words | Posted 3/6/1998 | Comments
The Guilfoyle Report has produced a very useful report for those interested in the textbook market.

1998 Survey

By Jim Pickerell | 913 Words | Posted 3/6/1998 | Comments
Over 200 photographers responded to our survey mailed in January. Income is up and over 35% of the photographers are prepared to consider participating on Royalty Free discs.

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Jim Pickerell launched his career as a photographer in 1963. In 1990 he began publishing a regular newsletter on stock photography. In 1995 the information was made available online as well as in print and was gradually expanded to a daily service. Click here for Pickerell's full biography.

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